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Building a sustainable and circular bioeconomy – New Zealand’s natural advantages

Aotearoa New Zealand is well positioned to leverage its resilient urban/rural commercial and societal ecosystems to create a vibrant, sustainable and balanced future-focused bioeconomy.

This enormous potential to be a true global leader in healthy communities, added-value circular value chains and environmental sustainability – with an economy built around the export market drivers in this space – will require new approaches to collaboration, technology investment and policy support.

Built on his recent international experience, Dr Stuthridge outlines some of the strategic, technical, and investment frameworks and exemplars being pursued by other countries with similar drivers and opportunities, such as Canada, Sweden and Finland, and how we can adopt and adapt them to our benefit.